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  • Schwarzenegger, Bloomberg at White House for immigration meeting

    Schwarzenegger, Bloomberg at White House for immigration meeting
    Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger leads a list of 19 so-called "stakeholders" who will meet with President Obama at the White House to discuss immigration reform Tuesday afternoon. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this story...
  • Mitt Romney vows: I'll campaign in Iowa

    Mitt Romney vows: I'll campaign in Iowa
    When Mitt Romney announced his presidential exploratory committee this week, he did so from New Hampshire, and he mentioned Nevada. On Friday, he was in Florida. All three are scheduled to be among the first states holding presidential nominating contests...
  • Florida's two largest private home insurers deemed weak at start of hurricane season

    Florida's two largest private home insurers deemed weak at start of hurricane season
    The state’s two largest private insurers – State Farm Florida and Universal Property & Casualty – are in poor financial shape, according to Weiss Ratings, a firm that evaluates the financial health of companies. The companies were among...
  • Hurricane season begins, expect unlicensed contractors to go after your cash

    Hurricane season begins, expect unlicensed contractors to go after your cash
    Florida’s hurricane season officially begins Wednesday, and so does the season of unlicensed contractors, warns state officials. Bids from bad-acting contractors increase as people worry about installing storm shutters, fix roofs and repair fences. The...
  • How to survive a hurricane

    A Sun Sentinel review of more than 200 hurricane-related deaths in Florida from 2004-2005 showed that more people died after storms than during storms. The deadliest activity was cleaning up. Here are some tips for staying safe: 1. Beware of heights....
  • Ask questions when you renew your insurance policy

    Florida hasn't been hit with a hurricane in more than five years, but property insurance premiums continue to rise. Insurers doubled and tripled insurance prices after the devastating 2004 and 2005 season, causing a backlash. Laws passed in 2007 and 2008...
  • Marlins first-round pick impresses in first workout since signing

    Marlins first-round pick impresses in first workout since signing
    JUPITER – Marlins first-round draft pick Jose Fernandez had his first official workout Thursday, and the club's minor league pitching coordinator was impressed. "The kid has a very good head on his shoulders," Wayne Rosenthal said after meeting and...
  • Mitt bails out: Romney won't contest Iowa straw poll

    Mitt bails out: Romney won't contest Iowa straw poll
    Mitt Romney will not participate in the Iowa straw poll this summer, a possible sign that he will not make a full-fledged effort to win that state's leadoff nominating contests in 2012. In a statement issued Thursday evening, Romney's campaign said it...
  • Everyone into the pool: Rick Perry latest Republican to flirt with presidential campaign

    Everyone into the pool: Rick Perry latest Republican to flirt with presidential campaign
    Gov. Rick Perry of Texas on Friday said he's thinking more seriously about a presidential run, making him the latest in a growing roster of Republicans suddenly giving the 2012 campaign a look. Texas' longest-serving governor, Perry took office in 2000...
  • Biden sees Bin Laden raid, Ryan budget as game-changers in 2012 campaign

    Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday called the death of Osama bin Laden a defining moment that has reshaped how Americans view the Obama presidency, signaling how the daring raid will figure into the 2012 campaign. Addressing Democrats at a state party...
  • Large donors help fuel Mitt Romney's fundraising

    Large donors help fuel Mitt Romney's fundraising
    Mitt Romney headed into the third financial quarter of the year with $12.7 million cash on hand after raising $18.3 million in the past three months.  Romney relied heavily on large-dollar donors: Just 6% of individual contributions came in amounts of...